Sunday, June 26, 2016

Sunday Session: June 26, 2016

Bernie Worrell
Some interesting music-related items that have landed in StLJN's inbox over the past week:

* The Defeat of New Music (New Music Box)
* How a Shamir Soundalike Ended Up in Apple's New Commercial (
* The Digital Music Business and the Rashomon Effect (
* Don’t Look Back: The Return of Napster Highlights a Company Running Out of Options (
* Seven Of Henry Threadgill’s Favorite Recordings (
* The History of Electronic Music, 1800-2015: Free Web Project Catalogues the Theremin, Fairlight & Other Instruments That Revolutionized Music (
* Grappling with the issues facing the industry (Gramophone UK)
* Women Composers Reign At Subdued 70th Ojai Festival (
* Original Voices Spice up International Anthem Showcase (DownBeat)
* Sir Charles Thompson, jazz pianist who bridged swing and bebop, dies at 98 (Washington Post)
* Photo Coverage: Bucky Pizzarelli Returns To Birdland (
* Almost Famous, Almost Broke: How Does a Jazz Musician Make It in New York Now? (Village Voice)
* One Man’s Mission to Keep Musicians’ Legacies Alive (New York Times)
* Portland's Allegro Sought Inventory On The Verge Of Liquidation (Oregon Public Broadcasting)
* The Zen of Sonny Rollins (Jazz Times)
* Salvant, Redman Bring Jazz Flair to Pop-Heavy Playboy Fest (DownBeat)
* Midtown Meltdown: MSR Studios is Shutting Down (
* Wayne Jackson, half of Memphis Horns duo, dies at age 74 (Memphis Commercial Appeal)
* Cult heroes: the 5th Dimension – elegant pop crooners who wowed the mainstream (The Guardian UK)
* Why Record Stores Mattered (The New Yorker)
* All The Way Live Or Else: The Perfection Of Van Morrison's 'It's Too Late' (NPR)
* Converse Puts a Pedal in Your Sole (Pro Sound News)
* The Zappas go to war (Los Angeles Times)
* The surprising history of the "song of the summer" (
* Inside Vijay Iyer's Year-Long Met Residency (Jazz Times)
* Bernie Worrell, 'Wizard Of Woo,' Dies At 72 (NPR)

(Edited 7/1/16 to fix a formatting problem.)

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